Whole body and mind health encompasses a wide variety of activities that help you find balance in your work, social and private life. To achieve balance in life, start by identifying your priorities and setting realistic goals. Is it more important to dedicate time to family and friends, to your hobbies and passions or to your career? How much time can you devote to each before you become overwhelmed?

While finding a balance that meets your needs mentally, remember that it is also important to meet your physical needs. Make sure to nourish your body with healthy foods, stay active with regular exercise and rest when you need to recharge. Managing stress is also key, so it is important to find healthy ways to relax and unwind.

Finding a balance in your life that benefits your whole body and mind health isn’t something that happens overnight, nor is it something you can achieve alone. Holistic health looks different for everyone, and the key is finding what it looks like for you. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help on your journey. Whether talking with friends and family or the local professionals here in Lincoln, everyone has your best interest in mind.

Ann Ringlein
Running Co.

From the Bottom Up

Our whole body health starts with our toes and ends with the tops of our heads. Every little detail about our bodies matters. In order for our body to feel good, it must be equipped to tackle everything we face in a day – including the shoes we wear as we do it.

At Lincoln Running Co. (shop.lincrunningcompany.com), they understand the importance of a great pair of shoes perfectly fitted to your feet. Not only does the right pair of shoes set your body up for success, but your mind as well. To them, holistic health is a run every day where you see the sunrise or the sunset. There is nothing like going for a run in nature for your whole body and mind health.

“Whole body mind and health is an easy one for Lincoln Running Co.,” shared Ann Ringlein. “Just lace up, step out the door, feel the sun on your skin, seek out those moments of “awe” and feel the sense of accomplishment of completing that loop on the trail, or to simply breathe in some fresh air.”

Having great relationships with the medical professionals in Lincoln and surrounding areas, Lincoln Running Co. knows feet better than anyone else around – and they know how important it is to share that knowledge with the community. Locally owned and operated, Lincoln Running Co. is committed to helping the community find the right shoes to start their holistic health journey.

Maureen Deryke
Daring Minds Therapy

Coping with the Pressure of Everyday Life

We all experience stress from time to time, but did you know just how much it can affect both your mind and body? Stress isn’t just a mental hassle; it takes a toll on your body too. When stress hits, it can make you anxious, down or moody, mess with your memory and sleep and even lead to harmful habits or thoughts. Your body isn’t spared either, as stress can speed up your heart, upset your stomach, weaken your immune system, cause aches and pains and mess with your weight, skin and severe cases, your reproductive health.

The good news is you can fight stress by adopting healthy habits like exercise and relaxation techniques, and by seeking support from friends or professionals. A balanced, healthy lifestyle acts as your shield against the effects of stress, reminding you that you have the power to combat its impact on both your mind and body. One professional that comes highly recommended for your mental health is Daring Minds Therapy (daringmindstherapy.info), though you’ll find that your physical health is also likely to improve after a few visits.

Daring Minds Therapy understands that the expectations of us in everyday life can apply significant pressure to our mental and physical health, and they want to help break down our surroundings into smaller goals that aren’t so daunting.

“Our mind and body communicate with us daily as to what is healthy and what is not,” shared Owner Maureen Deryke. “If you’re looking to improve your overall health and feel like you might need some help to get there, start by setting some small goals in your daily life. Give yourself time to figure out what works for you, going at your own pace. What works great for one of your friends might not work for you, and that’s okay.”

Daring Minds Therapy encourages you to pick one or two things that feel achievable at first before moving on to trying other ideas. Change doesn’t happen overnight, and you have to be patient with yourself and the process. Listen to your mind and body as you approach your health holistically – your journey is purely your own.

Shaya Mulcahy
Skin Experts

Prioritizing Your Skin

Skin health is vital because it serves as the body’s protective barrier against external threats, regulates temperature and enables sensory perception. It plays a role in synthesizing essential nutrients like vitamin D, retains moisture, aids in wound healing and significantly impacts one’s aesthetic appearance and self-esteem. Maintaining healthy skin helps prevent skin diseases and contributes to overall psychological well-being, highlighting its importance not just for physical health but also for a person’s confidence and quality of life.

If you have been putting off prioritizing the skin you’re in, try getting help from Skin Experts (skinexperts.com/skin-experts-lincoln). Skin Experts is adding a modern touch to the skincare and facial treatment industry that goes beyond the surface level. By combining the most advanced technologies with revolutionary skincare using ingredients for proven results, their experts are here to create long-term change you can really see.

“Holistic health and self-care are not just a trend – they’re a paradigm shift in living a balanced life. And we, at Skin Experts, are a huge proponent of self-care. For us, this philosophy goes beyond mere skin deep; our facials serve as an opportunity to those seeking holistic health, promoting relaxation and stress reduction while rejuvenating the skin. We believe in the importance of taking time for yourself to nourish and protect your skin, while also having a quiet moment to rest, restore and relax,” shared Chief Marketing Officer Shaya Mulcahy.

Skin Experts combines technology from Europe and Asia with carefully curated ingredients that work synergistically to help skin look fuller, fresher and younger. The skin care includes natural ingredients such as rose extract, hyaluronic acid, probiotics, microalgae, bakuchiol and hemp seed oil. These ingredients create an uplifting natural aroma full of antioxidants and skin-refreshing properties, draw and maintain moisture from the environment directly into the skin and create conditions for the skin to look younger, healthier and more even. They also combat the effects of the environment and digital devices to reduce signs of aging. They are filled with a gentle retinol alternative that gives antioxidant protection for a healthy glow, is safe for sensitive skin and is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids which may help protect the surface of the skin to hydrate and soothe skin. The products are always free of harmful sulfates, phthalates, toxins, artificial colors, GMOs and artificial fragrance.

Erin McLenon
5 Elements

Releasing Pent-Up Stress

A great partner to nutrition, physical fitness and releasing some increased anxiety is getting a massage. A massage can significantly benefit holistic health by addressing physical, mental and emotional well-being. Physically, it promotes relaxation, reduces muscle tension, improves circulation and alleviates pain and stiffness. This physical relaxation can extend to mental and emotional well-being, reducing stress and anxiety while promoting a sense of calm and relaxation. The power of touch during a massage can also stimulate the release of endorphins, enhancing mood and reducing feelings of depression. Additionally, it fosters a mind-body connection, promoting self-awareness and mindfulness. Overall, a massage is a holistic approach to wellness that can improve physical comfort, mental clarity, emotional balance and overall health and vitality.

According to Erin McLenon, Owner of 5 Elements Massage & Spa (5elementsne.com), “Massages are a great many things to a great many people. They are pain control for some and preventive healthcare for others. Some just need to take care of themselves for a day, where others need a routine once a month to turn off their brains and relax. Other times, it is an alternative way to manage acute issues from daily life. Depending on the issue, clients can choose fix-it or relaxation work, whatever works best for them.”

5 Elements Massage & Spa offers a variety of services, including Swedish and deep-tissue massages, prenatal, heated bamboo, sports, hot stone, reflexology, fire cupping, salt or sugar scrubs, chocolate wraps and more. Therapeutic touch, when professionally applied in one of its many established forms, has the power to restore and activate the healing potential present within each individual. The certified massage therapists at 5 Elements restore mobility to those suffering with physical ailments and help clients overcome debilitating stress related conditions.

Whole body and mind health is a lifelong journey that involves making conscious choices to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being. It requires you to be in-tune with yourself. Consulting with healthcare professionals and mental health experts when needed and to tailor strategies to your individual needs and circumstances will help you prioritize holistic health, leading to a more fulfilling and balanced life.

Remember, each person’s path is unique, and it’s up to you to start carving it. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the local professionals for help along the way – they want to see you stop surviving and start thriving!